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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Salles-Lavalette
Insee code16362
AltitudeFrom 65 to 191 meters
Surface20.15 km²
Population335 inhabitants
Density16 inhabitants/km²


National labelPalluaud at 5.5 km (6 min)
Chief townAngoulême (at 35 km, 41 min)Nanteuil-Auriac-de-Bourzac at 6.3 km (9 min)
DepartmentCharenteMontignac-le-Coq at 6.6 km (9 min)
RegionPoitou-CharentesSearch another town


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Small border town with the Dordogne, Salles-Lavalette includes some 335 inhabitants. The town is located in the Occitan area and is one of the limitations with the langue d'oil. The remote location of major cities of Angouleme and Perigueux in fact a place where there is good food and quiet.

The gastronomic specialties Salles-Lavalette include both those of Périgord and Charente. It is possible to enjoy a good foie gras and cricket Charente.

The vineyards of Cognac communal ran down hills before being ravaged by phylloxera in the 18th century. Large cellars and some converted mansions recall the heyday. If the vines were not replanted, ranchers took over, making the surrounding landscape flowering rapeseed, sunflowers, tobacco, wheat, barley or corn.

The town is ranked among the villages in bloom.


  • The mill Sartier: This watermill is turned over more than 40 years. Returned to service since 2009 through voluntary involvement of some people, it is now possible to enjoy the bread from flour: the famous proposed bakery Salles-Lavalette Sartier bread. It is possible to visit the mill the first Saturday of the month (10 to 12) or by appointment (for groups and schools) in summer from 15 June to 15 September: visits every Wednesday and Saturday from 10am to 12pm.
  • The Church of St. Martin: Touching monument Romanesque choir, its large nave, mysteriously broke his bow, his ceiling hull boat overturned, unique in the region, as the story says that carpenters port of La Rochelle lack of work would have come up Salles-Lavalette to restore the church enthroned in the town center. Although far from the sea, St. Martin's Church invites you to travel.
  • Small restaurant, located opposite the municipal school, where it is possible to enjoy a glass of Pineau des Charentes or sample some local specialties such as foie gras or duck breast.
  • Jam at the bottom of the village, on the street leading to the football field, offering you to discover the local flavors revisited: classic jams like strawberry or apricot, but other tastes all the more surprising as the eggplant, strawberry, peppers, artichoke, truffle ...


  • Every Friday evening, at the exit of the village school: Market offering fresh produce. Vegetables and fruits organic vegetable sallésien, bread from the bakery of the village, sallésiennes jams, honey and derivatives, goat cheese, meat ... From 16h to 19h on the Town Hall Square.
  • The first Saturday in August: Moulin Sartier Day. Farmers' Market Country, tour the mill, snacks on-site musical entertainment.
  • Early December: Christmas market with pig on a spit. Carriage rides and tours for children. Farmers market and local artisans.


  • You can make as many walks and cycling trails qu'équestres around Salles-Lavalette. Similarly, in all the villages around you can admire the many Romanesque churches.
  • Salles-Lavalette is located 16 km from the Parc Naturel Régional Périgord Limousin, hiking and beautiful scenery not to be missed!
  • A Montmoreau St. Cybard is a municipal swimming pool for adults and children. Attention, open in summer season only! Located near the sports complex and stadium.
  • Brantome in the Perigord: Nicknamed the Venice of Perigord and located in the Périgord Vert, the village offers many essential activities such as canoeing, night tours ... Many restaurants where you can taste the specialties of the region for all prices. In summer regattas every Thursday evening.
  • Aubeterre sur Dronne: Located on the banks of the Dronne, this small village, ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, is full of wonders to discover, such as the monolithic church, the museum located on the main square in the heart of this small village typical. For smaller families, a range has been built on the banks of the river plunge, playground for children, petanque, tennis courts and picnic tables.
  • In summer, in all the surrounding villages, held the "merrymaking" holiday villages, according to the Commons, bric a brac, rides, farmers markets countries, refreshment, entertainment and activities.


Overview of the village in winterOverview of the village in winter
Small quiet streets and quiet ...Small quiet streets and quiet ...
Moulin sartyiMoulin sartyi
Church of St. MartinChurch of St. Martin
Vault wooden churchVault wooden church
Mills sartyi indoorsMills sartyi indoors
Bakery Salles-LavaletteBakery Salles-Lavalette
Market on Friday evening, Town Hall SquareMarket on Friday evening, Town Hall Square
Christmas MarketChristmas Market


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Thursday 18 December
Min. 8°C - Max. 11°C
Friday 19 December
Min. 11°C - Max. 14°C
Saturday 20 December
Min. 4°C - Max. 13°C


French cuisine restaurantChâteau Le Mas de Montet  
Restored to the rules of art, Le Mas de Montet welcomes you in a unique rule where elegance and refinement. Spacious and bright, the room is beautifully decorated in shades of sand...
Located 11.4 km from Salles-Lavalette32 € per person 

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Castle with 5 bedroomsChâteau du Bourbet    
The Château du Bourbet is steeped in history, dating back to the 15th Century and beyond, from its origins as a Templar fortress to its forced occupation by the German Army and partial...
Located 10.2 km from Salles-LavaletteFrom 100 € to 140 € the double room 
Farm with 6 bedroomsLe thie    
10mn of Angouleme, and in an old farmhouse, bears, flowers in the countryside, 4 cottages and 3 rooms and breakfast welcome you all year, to discover our beautiful Charente, for holidays...
Located 25 km from Salles-LavaletteFrom 64 € to 65 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLes Vieilles Vignes    
At the heart of the forest of the Double. Veronique and Didier will show you Les Vieilles Vignes. This old house renovated offers 2 double bedrooms air-conditioned and a family suite...
Located 29 km from Salles-LavaletteFrom 85 € to 150 € the double room 

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House for 6 personsPropriété de RomFort
Aubeterre or 'Alba terra' (white clay) is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Here you are within an hour of the most beautiful sights of France, its gastronomy and its most...
Located 13.3 km from Salles-LavaletteFrom 370 € to 1095 € per week 
House for 4 personsGite les sources
We welcome you to our lodging 'sources' in the heart of green perigord, celles (24600). You will be charmed by the character of this old farm and its rural setting preserved. Description:...
Located 17.5 km from Salles-LavaletteFrom 280 € to 380 € per week 
House for 5 personsLe Septentrion   NEW
It is a home with 3 bedrooms, 1 living room, an alcove, two bathrooms, two separate toilets, a beautiful fireplace in the living room. 1 kitchen equipped complement. 1 large terrace...
Located 17.6 km from Salles-LavaletteFrom 700 € to 900 € per week 

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Hotel La Vieille Maison - Hotel in Salles-LavaletteHotel La Vieille Maison    
Set in a renovated farmhouse, this 2-star hotel is located in St. Paul Lizonne. With a flowered garden, it offers an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant. Guests can relax on the...
Located 8 km from Salles-Lavalette
Hôtel Restaurant La Braisiere - Hotel in Salles-LavaletteHôtel Restaurant La Braisiere    
This Logis is located in the Charente village of Saint-Romain. It has an outdoor swimming pool and a sunbathing terrace. Each guest room has free Wi-Fi access. The Braisiere’s restaurant...
Located 13.6 km from Salles-LavaletteRoom from 52 €
L'Hôtel du Périgord - Hotel in Salles-LavaletteL'Hôtel du Périgord     
Offering a seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool L'Hôtel du Périgord is located 16 km from Riberac in the picturesque village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne. This hotel also offers a spa and...
Located 13.7 km from Salles-LavaletteRoom from 60 €

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Hotel Epi d'Or
This hotel is located 1 km from the heart of Angoulême, close to the Victor Hugo market and pedestrian streets. It offers free Wi-Fi and soundproofed rooms...
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